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6.8 out of 10

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

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Overall 7
7.0

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness PS2 Review

Console Obsession
31 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Since all of the 3D offerings of Castlevania are regarded as inferior games to their 2D counterparts, you might say that the newest instalment in the seminal Castlevania series, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is aptly named since the 3D versions, which incessantly get unflattering reviews are seemingly cursed by one thing or another.
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Overall 8
7.5

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Just RPG
18 January 2007
  • Excerpt: Castlevania: Curse of Darkness is the newest installment in Konami's long-running Castlevania series. This latest game takes place three years after the events in the NES game, Dracula's Curse . Similar to the critically acclaimed 1997 hit, and my personal favorite, Symphony of the Night , players will be taking the role of a former member of Dracula's army. In many ways Curse of Darkness reminds me of Symphony of the Night , but can this game really compare?
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Overall 8
8.2

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Playstation Illustrated
14 December 2006
  • Excerpt: The 3D iterations of Konami’s long standing Castlevania series have always had a very mixed reception. While the series has maintained almost constant popularity in the 2D realm, there have been many fans that have not warmed to the 3D style of gameplay. Castlevania: Curse of Darkness improves upon the foundations laid by Castlevania 64 and Castlevania: Lament of Innocence , but if you were not a fan of those games, it’s unlikely that you’ll feel any different about...
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0
Addiction 8
8.0

Devilishly Good

GIN
25 January 2006
  • Excerpt: The epic struggle of good vs. evil between the Belmont Family and the Dracula Clan has won the hearts and imaginations of many generations of gamers over the years. Whips and crosses versus blood-sucking hybrids and other foul creatures of the night is just too irresistible a combination to turn your back on. But time has its way of changing things. Now a newer and darker adventure awaits fans of the series as a new main character rises from the realm of darkness.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 7
7.0
Storyline 7
7.0
Replay value 6
6.0

Expert Review

Video Game talk
2 January 2006
  • Conclusion: I like the Innocent Devils enough, but the combat needed to be more in depth and there really needed to be more of a platform element in order for this game to find its muse. The series is taking steps in the right direction, but it's just not hitting the ball out of the park yet. Still though, the game is recommended for anybody that loves the Dracula lore, but probably a rental for those with passing interest in the franchise.
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Overall 7
7.0

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

TotalPlayStation.com
17 November 2005
  • Conclusion: It's the best 3D Castlevania yet, but comes nowhere near being as good as the 2D efforts -- even the ones released recently. It's an interesting take on the Castlevania mythos, but won't sate die-hards and won't convert casual players.
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Overall 8
8.0

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

GamePro.com
9 November 2005
  • Excerpt: Castlevania takes a pleasant twist, with a cool Forgemaster system and tons of customization.
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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 7
7.0
Control 9
9.0
Replay value 7
6.5

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Project COE
1 November 2005
  • Conclusion: Curse of Darkness will take about ten hours to complete. Players who have to collect everything will probably have to triple that time. You’ll unlock a few extra modes after beating the game, but there isn’t anything extraordinary here to warrant a second or third playthrough. Only die-hard Castlevania fans will want to complete the game again. Although Curse won’t be ending the 2D-3D debate anytime soon, it does offer fans another take on the series.
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Overall 8
7.7
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 9
8.5
Storyline 7
7.0
Control 9
9.0
Replay value 7
6.5

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Project COE
1 November 2005
  • Conclusion: Curse of Darkness will take about ten hours to complete. Players who have to collect everything will probably have to triple that time. You’ll unlock a few extra modes after beating the game, but there isn’t anything extraordinary here to warrant a second or third playthrough. Only die-hard Castlevania fans will want to complete the game again. Although Curse won’t be ending the 2D-3D debate anytime soon, it does offer fans another take on the series.
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Overall 7
7.0

Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

Gamecell
19 October 2007
  • Conclusion: Oh come on - you didn't think I'd manage to go the whole length of the review without a cheesy vampire quip did you?
  • Pros: The new RPG-Lite sections, The excellent soundtrack, Plenty to play through
  • Cons: Poor graphics, "Unfinshed" Innocent Devil feature
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